AAR4436 - Architecture 4 Transformation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

Through systematic field investigation the student will get to know the building’s distinctiveness and characteristics. Project design based on field investigation, literature studies and discussions on the topic.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Basic knowledge in field investigation of existing buildings, and in the assessment of the building’s limits and possibilities. A basic understanding of how to arrange content in practice. The student should also have basic knowledge og project design for improving existing buildings.

Skills: The student should be able to measure a building with analog tools as well as reflect on the accuracy and tolerance of the methods. Basic knowledge of digital methods and the understanding of when they can be useful. The student should also have basic skills in transformative design. A brief course in 3D CAD design will be given.

General Competence: Develop insight and respect as a professional and be able to reflect critically over one's own and other's work. Develop and understanding for the role of an architect with cross-disciplinary interests. Take initiative and resonsponsibility for one's own learning and professional development.

Learning methods and activities

Basic learning from hands-on investigation of existing buildings as a primary source. Develop projects on the basis of field investigation, lectures and discussions. Relevant choices of change based on careful attention to resource use and the distinctiveness of the building.
Excursion will be organized. Students who chose not to take part in the excursion will have some other arrangement that will give equal learning outcomes.

Further on evaluation

The exam will consist of 2 – 7 submissions to be reviewed together. All tasks must be passed in order to pass the course. Documentation and design projects will be assigned according to the course plan.

Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1, AAR4415 Arkitektur 2 and AAR4416 Arkitektur 3, or equivalent.

Course materials

List of relevant litterature

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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